"I don't believe in a life hereafter. Like Julius Caesar, I think that death is an eternal sleep."
"I escaped the torture of my childhood home by reading. To this day it is still one of my greatest pleasures."
"It's no fun to be a bluestocking in a family of jockstraps."
"My books and other works are my legacy, and it's a great comfort to know that mine is a legacy of pleasure for other people."
"Old age is an ordeal, of flesh and mind. Of winding down, of slowing down, of dying cells. It's accepting the loss of physical attractiveness and replacing it with the power and wisdom that can only come with old age."